Browse Categories

Flight Instructor Salary

The average pay for a Flight Instructor is $69,326 per year.
$29,853 - $106,882
(Median)
30K
41K
69K
89K
110K
MEDIAN: $69,326
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.84 - $50.48
(Median)
15
26
50
MEDIAN: $20
10%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,853 - $106,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,686 - $106,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $50.48  
   
Overtime
$11.45 - $63.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,686 - $106,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
United States (change)

Job Description for Flight Instructor

  • Document and evaluate student progress.
  • Follow course schedules and syllabi.
  • Train students in aircraft handling in compliance with FAA safety and instructor requirements.

Flight Instructor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Instructor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Flight Instructor Reviews

What is it like working as a Flight Instructor?

Flight Instructor in Las Vegas:
"Never working."
Pros: Most fun job anyone could ask for. Variety is the key to happiness in this job. Teach a wide variety of skill levels and topics.
Cons: Pay can be minimal, non regular paychecks can be a frustration at times. Stressful at times, mentally draining. Alertness is life insurance.

Experience Affects Flight Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%